Vibrant Communities Saint John: Dismantling the Poverty Traps
Anne Makhoul and Eric Leviten-Reid, March 2006

Vibrant Communities Saint John (VCSJ) was founded in 2004 with support from its convenor organization, the Business Community Anti-Poverty Initiative.  Saint John community organizers take pride in the rich interwoven relationships that form the basis of their work to identify and remove the traps that keep people in poverty.


This is the fourth in a series of stories on the key ideas that guide the poverty reduction work of the six Vibrant Communities ‘Trail Builders.’


ISBN - 1-55382-173-4

View full document in PDF format.

Copies of our publications are also available, upon request, in Microsoft Word format. Please contact the Caledon Institute for information.


-A Renewed Voice for Social Canada -It's time to tear down the "welfare wall" for persons with disabilities -Why core housing need is a poor metric to measure outcomes of Canada's national housing strategy -National Child Data Strategy: Results of a Feasibility Study -Dismantling the Welfare Wall for Persons with Disabilities -The 2017 Farewell Budget -Poverty Reduction and Disability Income -Welfare in Canada 2015 -May 19, 2016: Michael Mendelson Addresses the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology on changes to the Employment Insurance program in the 2016 federal Budget -Video - Data Rescue -Video - Sherri Torjman: Five Good Ideas about Policy -Video - Sherri Torjman: Canada@150 address -Video - Sherri Torjman: Shared Space & Community Recreation -

A Renewed Voice for Social Canada

Michael Mendelson, July 30, 2017

The federal government’s promised poverty reduction strategy must be more than a one-time commitment.  It must provide for independent continuing appraisal and reappraisal of where we are and where w

More >